Roland E. Rodriguez
January 1, 1939 – December 30, 2018
Rolando E. Rodriguez died on December 30, 2018, in the presence of family members at Methodist Hospital, where he was treated for complications with pneumonia. He and his twin sister, Evangeline Boyd, were the first twins born on January 1, 1939 in San Antonio.
Rolando attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. He was a master electrician, a trade that he practiced to perfection over 40 years.
In 1960 he married Carlota Sandoval who predeceased him in 2013. Together they raised their beloved son Ernesto C. Rodriguez. On December 5, 2009, they delighted in the birth of their grandchild, Emilio L. Rodriguez.
Hospitalized, Rolando was able to celebrate his last Christmas with his family. His nieces, Patricia, Linda and Elva Mendoza were like daughters to Rolando. They remained close to him until his death. His family shall forever be grateful to his neighbors for their extraordinary kindnesses.
Rolando is survived by his sister, son, daughter-in-law Beth, grandson, nieces, sister- and brother-in-law Mary and Carlos Sandoval and their respective families.
Visitation: January 10, 2019, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral mass: Saint Paul's Catholic Church: 10:00 a.m., January 11, 2019. Internment at San Fernando Cemetery II.
- Rolando is survived by his sister, son, daughter-in-law Beth, grandson, nieces, sister- and brother-in-law Mary and Carlos Sandoval and their respective families.
- Visitation Thursday, January 10, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, January 11, 2019
Roland E. Rodriguez
January 8, 2019
Roland and I worked at SAHA for many years. Although I was not an electrician, he and I had many instances that we both had to respond to. We developed a great friendship. Roland was one of the most polite, and caring persons I ever knew. If I had an electrical issue at my house, he was my go to guy and he could direct me on what I needed to do. He retired before I did, and he was greatly missed at SAHA. If I cannot make it to the visitation, please know he and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.